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Encyclopedia > Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Captain John Smith
Chesapeake National Historic Trail
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, & District of Columbia, USA
Coordinates: 38°0′0″N, 76°0′0″W
Established: December 19, 2006
Governing body: National Park Service
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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is a series of water routes in the United States extending approximately 3,000 miles (4,800 km) along the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, and its tributaries in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia. The historic routes trace the 1607–1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake. The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Image File history File links US_Locator_Blank. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... ... John Smith (1580-1631) was an English soldier, sailor, and author. ...


After a year of feasibility studies, Captain Smith's trail was established on December 19, 2006 by U.S. Public Law No. 109-418. The bay-area water trail is part of the National Trails System and is administered by the National Park Service, in coordination with the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Trails System was created by an act of Congress in 1968. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... The Chesapeake Bay Program is the regional partnership that directs and conducts the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. ...


External links

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Sailing the Chesapeake Bay

U.S. National Trails System
National Scenic Trails:

Appalachian Trail | Pacific Crest Trail | Continental Divide Trail | North Country Trail | Ice Age Trail | Florida Trail | Potomac Heritage Trail | Natchez Trace Trail The National Trails System was created by an act of Congress in 1968. ... National Scenic Trail is a designation for protected areas in the United States that consist of trails of particular natural beauty. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174-mile (3,500-km)[2] marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance mountain hiking and equestrian trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada. ... The Continental Divide Trail is a footpath running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) through the United States of America between Mexico and Canada. ... The North Country Trail, more formally the North Country National Scenic Trail, is a more than 4,000-mile long-distance hiking trail being developed that begins near Lake Champlain in New York State, and traverses New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. ... Ice Age Trail Sign, near Devils Lake State Park. ... Hiking the Florida Trail through the Ocala National Forest on the Western Corridor One of eight National Scenic Trails in the United States, the Florida Trail is a 1,400-mile footpath spanning from Big Cypress National Preserve (between Miami and Naples, Florida along the Tamiami Trail) to Fort Pickens... The Potomac Heritage Trail is a designated National Scenic Trail corridor in the United States that will connect various trails and historic sites through the states of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. ... The Natchez Trace Trail is a designated National Scenic Trail in the United States that currently runs some 64 miles along the Natchez Trace Parkway through the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. ...

National Historic Trails:

Oregon Trail | Mormon Trail | Lewis and Clark Trail | Iditarod Trail | Overmountain Victory Trail | Nez Perce Trail | Santa Fe Trail | Trail of Tears | Juan Bautista de Anza Trail | California Trail | Pony Express Trail | Selma to Montgomery Trail | El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail | Ala Kahakai Trail | Old Spanish Trail | El Camino Real de los Tejas Trail | Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail National Historic Trail is a designation for a protected area in the United States containing historic trails and surrounding areas. ... For other uses, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation). ... The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile route that members of Latter Day Saint movement traveled from 1846-1857. ... In 1804, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark began a voyage of discovery with 45 men, a keelboat, two pirogues,and a dog. ... Iditarod Trail is the name for several trails in Alaska. ... The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVHT) is part of the U.S. National Trails System. ... The Nez Perce National Historical Trail follows the same journey undertaken by a band of the Nez Perce Indian tribe in 1877 during their attempt to flee the U.S. Cavalry. ... Trail logo The Santa Fe Trail was a historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... For the Norwegian musical group, see Trail of Tears (band). ... The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is a 1,210 mile United States national historic trail that runs from Nogales, Arizona on the Mexican border to San Francisco, California. ... Main route of California Trail (thick red line), including Applegate-Lassen and Beckwourth variations (thinner red lines) The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the Western United States from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... Pony Express statue in St. ... John Lewis (on right in trench coat) and Hosea Williams (on the left) lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge,March 7, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. ... El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail is a part of the United States National Historic Trail system. ... The Old Spanish Trail is a historic trade route which connected the northern New Mexican settlement of Santa Fé with that of Los Ángeles in California. ...

National Recreation Trails:

National Recreation Trails Database | United States Forest Service | United States Park Service | Bureau of Land Management | Department of Agriculture-1... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling approximately 261 million surface acres (1,056,229. ... The United States Department of Agriculture (also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA) is a United States Federal Executive Department (or Cabinet Department). ...


 
 

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